the ben bennett collection perth (bbcperth)


Welcome to the
nothing-fancy-but-functional website
of Ben Bennett
who is tickled pink to be
a painter in Perth, Ontario.



Ben at work (Photo courtesy of Caroline Evans - thanks, Caroline!)

An old Quebec "mini-downtown" to accompany the new planters....


The studio - messy but lots on the go....

I only paint for nice people.

Biography
Ben Bennett has been painting off and on (with several gaps in between) for 40 years.
Originally using oils, he turned to acrylics after moving to Perth in 2016.
With a background in journalism and news photography,
Ben is often looking for angles and unusal approaches to his subjects.
He hasn't really settled on one theme in this round of inspiration,
but there do seem to be a lot of urban landscapes.
He is a member of the Rideau Lakes Artists' Association and the Manotick Art Association

Recent works are first.
If any of the following catches your eye, please feel free to contact him.


Contact Ben here.

Please note: prices DO NOT include delivery/shipping if required.


Tree Shadows
Many, almost symmetrical shadows on a classic Guelph house. Acrylic on board, 24 X 22. Private collection.


Distant Docks at Dusk

The view at dusk, Gillingham, Kent, UK coast. (See Top of the Wall below). Acrylic on canvas, 16 X 20. $295.


Chafey Still Life

An interesting group of things at the "community area", Chafey's Lock, ON. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20. $295.


Top of the Wall

This is the top of a low wall next to a footpath on the Kent, UK coast. Acrylic on canvas, 10 x 48. $295.(On display at Fiddleheads in Perth.)


Inspired by Henri's Energy

Another tribute to one of my all-time favourite painters, Henri Masson. Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20, $275.(On display at The Elliott Street Clinic in Perth.)


Ocean View

For this painting I took an old window, removed the cracked glass, cleaned it up and used it as a picture frame. The fictional image was a opportunity to play with colour and brushwork. Acrylic on board, 22in. x 43. $455. (On display at Fiddleheads in Perth.)


Oak Leaves

Oak leaves literally hanging in during the winter months outside one of my favourite Drummond Street (Perth) homes. Acrylic on board, 16in. x 20n. $275.(On display at The Elliott Street Clinic in Perth.)


Behind the Old Theatre

This is the back of the Home Furniture building in downtown Perth. Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in. $275.(On display at The Elliott Street Clinic in Perth.)


Steeple through a Window

A Narrow View (see below), but much bigger, a bit more abstract, and through a faux window, which has been used to frame the painting. Acrylic on canvas, 24in. x 48in. $455.(On display at Fiddleheads in Perth.)


A Spanish Retreat

A rustic family cottage in Spain. Acrylic on canvas, 14in. x 18in. Private collection.


A Narrow View

This is the view across the street from the funeral home on Gore, looking between the buildings towards the Baptist Church steeple on D'Arcy. Acrylic on canvas, 12in. x 24in., $255 (On display at Fiddleheads in Perth.)


The Old Distillery

This is taken from a Perth Museum photograph of the old McLaren's Distillery in what is now Stewart Park. Acrylic on canvas, 12in. x 24in., $255


Maple through a window

This maple went golden brown to shocking pink almost overnight; the next day a heavy wind blew and it all disappeared. Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


Boardwalk shadows

Looking east from Foster and Wilson. Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


Morning Flowerlight

Light plays on greens and yellows. Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


Outside the Studio

Gateway to events and theatre. Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


Images Inter Alia

A different angle for lovely folks.
Acrylic on canvas, 12in. by 12in. Not For Sale (On display at Images on North St., Perth.)


Perth Museum Courtyard

Lots of fun things happen here.
Acrylic on canvas, 16in. by 20in. Not For Sale. (On display at the Perth Museum.)


Bill's Patio

A refuge from the madding crowd. 16in. by 20in. Private collection.


The Other Way

The view looking east from the Tay River towpath (see Canal Reflections further down).
Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


This Old House

A real "fix 'er upper" but made for a nice subject for a painting.
Acrylic on canvas, 12in. x 16in., private collection.


Harris from Harris

The view looking south from the wrong side of the tracks (and down the pathway a bit).
Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


Maelstrom

I don't do many abstracts but it was fun to play with the colours.
Acrylic on canvas, 14in. x 14in., $225


Backyard Rocks

These are part of the landscaping in our backyard.
They're not actually very large but if you get down low and close enough
you have a couple of Gibraltars. Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


Fall Maple

Again, in our backyard. Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


Frontyard Flowers

The yellow cup plants in this picture are now twice as high. Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275
(Look for "Morning Flowerlight - above)


Fiddleheads

Say hello to Karen if you go in for supper. Acrylic on canvas, 8in. x 24in., $225


Little Tay Reflection

Head towards the Legion by the Tay towpath and this is on your left.
Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275
(See "The Other way" above - the view in the other direction.)


From The Porch

This is from behind the Perth Town Hall, through the porch of a lawyer's office.
Acrylic on board, 18in. x 24in., $350


Gone But Not Forgotten

This was replaced with a parking lot. Where is Joni Mitchell when you need her?
Acrylic on canvas, 14in. x 18in., $250


Red/Blue Sky at Night

A quick exercise in colour. Acrylic on canvas, 12in. x 36in., $250


Homage to JC Roy

A friend of mine found a collection of JC Roy's Newfoundland paintings
and I was inspired to adopt his style for this homage.
Acrylic on canvas, 18in. x 24in., $325


Homage to Henri

Henri Masson was a Belgian-born painter who moved to the Outaouais in the 20th century
and has many amazing Quebec works - landscapes and people.
This is a copy of one of his paintings. Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


Three Kings

The view from Michael's Table's patio (if you stretch and contort yourself enough.)
Acrylic on canvas, 16in. x 20in., $275


O'Reilly's Terrasse

Channeling my inner Vincent and inspired by his famous Cafe Terrace at Night
(one of many starry, starry night paintings) and adapting it to the new patio
at O'Reilly's Alehouse in Perth.
Acrylic on board, 24in. x 30in., $525


Off to Yoga

This way for fitness - bikes AND yoga. Acrylic on canvas, 19in. x 24in., $360


Dylan's House

This is where Dylan Thomas spent the last years of his life -
Laugharne, South Wales. Acrylic on canvas, 12in. x 16in. Private collection.

More coming soon

This page last updated July 28, 2020